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, mayor michael bloomberg on some of the talk shows pressing obama to take action. you remember on friday, in his remarks at the white house, president hinted at that saying he thinks there should be meaningful action that both parties can come together in the days ahead. i'm told to not expect the president to gun control at the high school here in newtown. he believes it's not the time and place to do that. to focus on prayer and remembrance. no doubt, we'll hear the debate in the days ahead. >> heather: thank you very much. >> welcome to a brand-new hour of america news headquarters as rick said, i'm heather childers. >> gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. we'll follow the movements of president as he visits to family members as well as his remarks before the congregation. >> in the preparation and investigation into this tragedy is actually gaining speed. authorities say the gunman shot his mother, not once but multiple times in the head before then going to the elementary school and committing his further atrocities. mike tobin joins us live. the latest developments in this case. give us a run
. president obama is using the bully-pulpit to appeal to the american people to push for immediate action to push the tax cuts for everybody except for those earning more than $250,000 a year. in his saturday address, he stressed the urgency of the situation. >> if congress does nothing, every family will see their income taxes automatically go up at the beginning of next year. a typical middle-class family of four will see income taxes rise by $2200. we can't let that happen. a families can't afford it and neither can our economy. >> reporter: republicans led by house speaker john boehner says he should quit campaigning and take care of the business at hand. republicans say they are willing to consider raising more revenue but they want to see spending cuts to go along with it. >> we need to hear they are willing to make spending cuts now, not promises of spending cuts sometime if the future. to me the tidal waves that are coming at us is social security and medicare and the new health care law. >> reporter: now house democratic leader nancy pelosi is calling the speakers to bring the ta
the gunman with her own body, actions that many at the school are calling heroic. >> i didn't know her at all. but i don't know -- it could have been my kid. > shannon: those who knew victoria say her life-saving actions were not surprising. that she put her children 50 and want to do her best for hem. this brings back painful memories of a student on a rampage in virginia tech, shooting and killing 32 people, wounding 17 others and then killing himself. former homeland security tom ridge was on the panel investigating the massacre and the universityee response to it and former governor, thank you for joining us. >> sad to join you under these circumstance, but it's an important conversation and the entire country has to have this conversation. it's about time. > shannon: there are so many portions of the conversation to have. we talked about the fact tain a number of shootings issue there are so many common factors with those who carried out the crimes, maybe that's a good place to start. >>ic it is. if you look at horrific incidents and you pull back and take a look at the profile of the ac
long the market will tolerate that uncertainty. so, what if no deal is reached and no action is taken? >> well, heather, i actually believe that might be the best outcome of all. when we look at it, there's not really a cliff. what happens on wednesday morning, the first day of the year, we'll roll out of bed and put the gasoline in our car and go to work. so there's not going to be a big change immediately. there will be an increase in taxes, something that's already been agreed to. you know, 12 years ago they agreed to the bush tax cuts would have a sunset provisions and the cuts to spending that will occur were agreed to two years ago with the debt ceiling agreement. so they already have a compromise agreement, they're just trying to change that compromise. >> and speaking of change, what if a partial deal is reached, which is what we're talking about right now, through possibly that plan c? >> yeah, i think the markets would like that. the markets are going to continue to trade on the news and you might see the market continue to trend downward, but at 13,000, that's still a good
or loss in vision or hearing. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doctor. >> we'll have the latest on the elementary school shooting. molly is live with a few of the other head lines . including breaking news in egypt. egyptians are now voting on a controversial draft constitution after weeks of protest. nhundreds of egyptians waited for hour to get their vote in today. the draft has deeply divide the country when president morsi power grab. there is a dispute whether the country should go to religiousitate under morsi or remain more secular. >> they are calling on thinationination to condemn the actions. violence continues in the country has president assaud is losing control. more than 40,000 people have been killed. >> a funeral for a british nurse who was a victim of a hoax call. the nurse took the call from a pair of australian dj's. item deem would a suicide. nthe envelope enveloped for a moment of silence. theyed that the nation come together and grieve for the victims and surciph radiors. uma, and kelly, back to you. >> many, many questions remain unanswered abou
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, recognizing time is running out. again today, the president emphasized the need for action. >> and congress can prehave not it from happening if they act now. leaders in congress are working on a way to prevent this tax hike on the middle class and i believe we may be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. >> we are told conversations are taking place. meanwhile, house republicans are due to meet tomorrow evening. it was originally scheduled for monday morning. it's not clear if they'll have the details of a deal, but the thinking seems to be getting everybody together sooner than later. >> kelly: i remember the president on friday saying that we've got to get this done and president obama, however, you go back to the campaign, had been campaigning on asking upper income americans pay more. how is that likely to play out right now? >> you're right. president obama made the argument that those making more than $250,000 a year should pay more. higher tax rate. john boehner floated a plan that would have kept low rates for those making up to a million dollars. two house
groups continue to protest morsi's power grab while supporters are protesting action by the court. come thursday, adults in washington state will be able to legally smoke marijuana. that is the day the drug will be decriminalized. the justice department has given no guidance about the state conflict with federal laws. prosecutors started to dismiss some misdemeanor cases there. west point first same-sex marriage ceremony takes place today. veteran brenda fulton will tie the knot with her partner. she graduated from west point in 1980. that was the first class of cadets that included women. 'tis the season to give a helping hand. right here in america news headquarters we are highlighting those who give their time helping others this holiday. this sunday we focus on how the special olympics help kids with intellectual disabilities. there are chapters all over america. joining us now is vice president of the virginia special olympics roy zeigman and special olympics athlete john franklin stevens, global messenger who advocates for many with disabilities throughout the world. thank you for
if washington so there's let political theater and more action? >> that's a major concern for members of congress. we're talking about the debt and deficit but the focus turned away from jobs. that's why i think the deal that is struck may not be if -- the cuts may not be effective immediately. maybe takes rates take a year to kick in because the economy is fragile. people who are out of a job don't want the economy to tank further. they want a job in 2013. congress has to be very careful to get a deal that actually doesn't put us back into recession. as you know, there's not a lot of confidence in congress so there's fear congress will mess it up. >> that's been the situation for a long time. people want to unfasten their seat belts on this. we'll keep a close eye on it. we appreciate you joining in. >> thank you. >> from down here on earth to up there in the lunar skies, marking a huge milestone in human spaceflight. can you believe it's been 40 years since we sent the last manned mission to the moon captivating a worldwide audience. neil cavuto spent the last few months meeting wit
the tax rates on wealthy yes, sir americans. >> there are growing calls for action nearly two years since president obama signed a 9/11 compensation act. it set aside $3 billion for people that got sick or injured during the ground zero attacks. to date, ground zero workers have not received a dime. $875 million was to be distributed in the first five years and the rest in 2016. >> heather: a big blow to al-qaeda after second in command is killed in a drone strike. pakistani intelligence officials said he was killed in pakistan's tribal region last week. he had appeared in videos released and was presented as a religious scholar for the group. officials say that he was promoted to second in command earlier this year. >> gregg: a daring rescue of an american doctor who was abducted by the taliban in afghanistan. u.s. and afghan forces working together in the pre-dawn raid launching the critical mission as soon as intelligence showed the doctor was in grave danger. peter doocy reporting from washington. >> taliban insurgents held the doctor captive in the mountains of afghanistan 50 miles f
and to begin to bring it down. >> and if no action is taken by the end of the year taxes go up for everybody. back to you, eric. >> we have to see. the clock is ticking. >> tick, tick, tick. more on the fiscal cliff negotiations. i am joined by congressman peter king from new york who is involved. congressman, great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> happy holidays. >> happy birthday. >> have i to ask you, what are you doing home when we are approaching the fiscal cliff? >> probably not. once the deal broke on thursday night, the president and the speaker and the majority leader and the senate thought it was best to step back and now try to work out an arrangement. i have no problem being there. >> were you in support the plan b? >> i was. it was not a perfect plan, but considering the alternative, basically what john boehner was saying was no taxes would raise on anyone who had under $1 million. he was setting a million dollar threshold. the president was 250 or 400,000. i thought john boehner's hand was better and would strengthen in the negotiations. i think too many people in the
as it was demonstrated by the teachers and other adults in the school building whose actions no doubt saved lives. courage on display as it always is by our first responders. compassion as shown by people from around connecticut who have arrived in newtown wanting only to help. too often we focus on what divides us as a people instead of what binds us as human beings. what we saw yesterday were those bonds, that sense of community. in the coming days, we will rely on that which we have been taught and that which we inherently believe, that we have faith for a reason and that faith is god's gift to us all. those educators and those innocent little boys and girls were taken from their families far too soon. let us all hope and pray those children are now in a place where that innocence will forever be protected. may god bless you and may god bless those 27 people. may god bless their families and friends and may the pain their loved ones feel be some day absorbed by the love of all man kind. >> gregg: the governor of the state of connecticut, dan malloy, innocent little boys and girls taken from th
is complaining to his lawyers action that was done to him after he committed the crime. he allegedly committed this huge crime. all these leaks. now he is saying, gee, feel sorry for me. maybe at sentencing but nothing do with the charges at all. >> gregg: here is what he said at his hearing sitting in his cell right after he was arrested. this is the principle parted. i remember thinking i'm going die. i'm stuck here in this cage and i don't know what is going to happen. i thought i was going to die in this cage. that is how i saw it an animal caged. he went on to testify, i was really bored. wouldn't most judges say, bradley put on big boy pants. you are accused of a serious crime. biggest espionage case in american history? >> it breaks my heart to hear it. i think we're in a situation, how about the people he has put in harm's way as a result of this information that was given out. number two. assuming what was going on for months, where have the defense lawyers been previously to bring it to judge's attention earlier to prevent this. it's embarrassing they would file something like this.
-- particularly the conservatives, what are the rules we are playing under? is this meant to be a chilling action for other conservatives? is it -- a warning to the new freshmen? what are the rules? >> is there a g.o.p. split right now in your opinion? how does the g.o.p. get to the negotiating table when the party seems like there are fissures? >> that may be the single most important thing going on here. i have no intention -- i did not want to start a family food fight. the fact of the matter is, we have to be unified to take on this president because this president seems just focused on raising taxes and avoiding the real issues, and that's the explosion of the entitlement costs. a fissure with the conservative base in the republican conference is not helpful. we need to bring the family together and march forward on the principles that got us there. we are the conservative party. we understand economic growth. let's focus on it. >> with that in mind, i want to get your reaction to a growing number of your colleague who is are speaking out, saying, maybe we do the tax hike on the top 2% and s
the new storm and bring you the latest updates. >> arthel: we are just getting word of first legal action stemming from the shooting in connecticut. a girl suing the state for one million dollars. she is suffering from trauma adding that her friends were killed, all of them. attorney says the lawsuit is about improving school security, not the money. state of connecticut has what is called sovereign immunity from most lawsuits and they have to get permission from the state's claim commissioner. >> gregg: in the wake of sha shooting, protecting our children is certainly taking on new urgency. utah is providing 200 teachers with six hours of training in handling of concealed weapons. other states are tackling how to keep the kids safe now floating proposals to arm teachers with guns hoping to prevent a tragedy like in the one in newtown, connecticut from happening again. claudia is following the story. >> with the prospect of tighter gun laws, in colorado, law enforcement officials say they need more money to conduct the surge in criminal background checks that are required for gun buyers.
is shame fully inadequate, calling for more guns and rejecting real action against gun violence. at a defining, historic moment for our nation, demanding courageous leadership, the nra declined to step forward as a credible and constructive partner. >> reporter: getting feedback on twitter. most supporting armed and well-trained school guards with one writing, you cannot legislate evil, out of the hearts of men. >> heather: i saw that tweet, and i follow you on twitter as well, an issue that brings a lot of opinions on either side. thank you very much, rick. >> reporter: sure. >> gregg: another day of heart break and mourning as the last of the funerals for the victims of the sandy hook shooting are taking place. 6-year-old emilie parker and, josephine guy and anna marquez greene, the spokeswoman for the funeral director's association, says some of the burials are private. >> heather: we are learning details about the gunman, high school classmates of adam lanza describe him as socially awkward, wearing the same clothes every day and keeping to himself without friends or speakin
threaten peace and security in the region and talks of allies are underway to determine a course of action. >> rick: ever since the election, most republicans have been talking about the future of the party, how to regain the advantage among voters. some of the most optimistic voices come from the party's youngest members. a new generation of leaders who hope to steer the party in the years ahead. joining us now, alexander smith, national co-chair for the college republican national committee. meghan is chairman of the massachusetts alliance at college republicans. and jake wagner is chairman of the new hampshire federation of college republicans. welcome all three. nice to talk with you. so glad we were able to do this. i've been looking forward to it. alex appearedder, let me start with you because young voters were so drawn to president obama once again this year. not as much so as in 2008, but a big advantage over governor romney. 59 to 37%. why do you think that was? >> you know, we were able to make strides among the youth, decreasing the president's lead from 2008. this year we carr
for the white house. what do you think it could to trigger military action? >> the reason i am smiling the administration should have played this card a year ago. this is putting more pressure. there is no evidence that syria will be nutty enough to use chemical weapons. but if you indicate to the core of syria we can reach out and touch you and have your phone numbers and telling you don't do this and that. you are causing more unrest. this is putting more pressure and breaking the ranks. we did this successfully in 2003 when we were attacking to bagwell. we sent out the same sort of messages to the iraqi officers don't use them. we found out they didn't have them. it shattered them and caused them to be nervous and not to want to fight us it is it a smart political move and a you leverage move. it doesn't mean that syria is geth ready to use chemical weapons. >> but the new intelligence that the u.s. is having is that not only moving but using the bombs now. >> i am skeptical about someone talk about new intelligence. i don't believe our intelligence community is so lacking in capabi
hill is where all of the action is right now. the president when he bought the leaders here on friday said they have to try to work something out over the next couple of days and said on "meet the press" his position was either there is a deal or he wants the senate to bring up h his version of this short-term stop gap measure that would extend tax cuts for those making $250,000 or less and extend unemployment. he said if republicans stop they will be to blame for the fiscal cliff. what role do you have in this don't you have to show leadership to break the imabout passe? the president went back to pointing the finger at republicans. take a list. >> speaker boehner and republican leader mcconnell to accept the fact taxes on wealthiest americans should go up a little bit. if folks can't say yes to good offers i have an obligation of the american people to make sure that the entire burden of deficit reduction doesn't fall on seniors who are relying on medicare. >> now, what the president s correct about s that in the negotiations with speaker boehner in recent weeks the president was gi
, with your law enforcement, with your fire, so you get local input to the best action to take. >> with parents, too, notifying them, what they can do as they hear it, for many, on the news. thank you, d very helpful information today. >> thank you. >>> now to other news occurring this weekend. allegations of widespread voter fraud as egyptians cast ballots on a new constitution. the country's leader predicts a victory in the referendum they hope will end weeks of violent protests but some say could solidify a islamist state. greg is live with the latest. >> yeah, it seems the folks in favor of the constitution are in the lead. this is only the first of two rounds of voting and the results are preliminary. but what we're seeing is that the yes vote got 57%, no, 43%. turnout was low by egyptian standard and the opposition claims varies irregularities. as we've seen, washington was marred by violence. headquarters of a secular party attacked by islamist despite 20,000 troops in the street trying to keep the peace. >> what's the government saying about this? >> government's respon
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disappointment in the un action. this will only delay the lasting talks over peace. absolutely. let palestinians have said that they want to come to the table. we have waited four years for them to come . especially after the election we'll have in israel. netanyahu will be in a place to make concessions that he hasn't made in the past. but not to hurt israel security. >>> and what about the open security in the last several weeks with the tensions over gaza. we saw there palestinians care about that was part of the jordan and egypt. they are firing rockets at israel civilians in sougern israel . that made israelies unite. they are trying to get the entire state of israel and wipe us off of the map. when the pime of israel unite that strengthens our hold over the land of israel. it doesn't make israelies want to make concessions soon. >> in terms of the symbolism of the vote in the un, do you think that this is going to be a problem going forward as negotiations continue to have this two-state solution? >> it certainly doesn't create a good atmosphere. netanyahu was compelled to respond to the u
and pushed for immediate action to extend bush era tax cuts for everybody except the more wealthy americans. >> right now congress can pass a law that would prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybody's income, everybody. and that means that 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses wouldn't see their income taxes go up at all. and even the wealthiest americans would get a tax cut on the first $250,000 of their income. >> but republicans led by house speaker john boehner said the president should quit campaigning and take care of business and some suggest that the president is playing a dangerous game of political brinksmanship. >> i think that the democrats and the president view it to their advantage to run the clock out and dangerously close by the end of the year. if there's a break through, in a short manner, takes a while to get proposals scored by the budget office and legislation drafted. if we were going to act on something until the end of the year, you can't wait until christmas day and hope to pass by new years day. >> reporter: and the latest round of political ma
if we don't speak clearly about what is important to us and don't take action to bolster those who are secular and democrat nick the outlook to balance forces then these kind of groups like the muslim brotherhood win. >> jamie: i heard about egyptians who had to flee because they were christians and want freedom they thought they were getting. besides monitoring the situation what does the u.s. need to do? is the white house doing what it should? >> the white house seems to be saying that in a democratic system we need to stand at the sideline and respect whatever outcome presents itself. it sounds laudable on the face, except we have major interest in egypt and the broader middle east affected by the outcome. also, if we don't even say that we favor secular forces or taking the evidents to support them and bolster allies to make the same they have a choice to make a deal with the devil they live with. this is a problem we face with other countrys and presents us in pakistan. egypt is moving more in the pakistani model. >> jamie: is it realistic we can intercede bring back civility
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to take quote, meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. kelly. >> kelly: molly henneberg, thank you for that report. >> uma: well, explaining violence to your children is never easy, as we try to wrap our murder around the most innocent of victims. we've been asking the experts how best to comfort our children. dr. keith ablow he is joining us with insight. thank you for joining us. i want to ask you about efforts to help comfort our own children and help them feel safer, but first, what about the children who survived yesterday's attacks. how do those parents comfort them at this time? >> what they need to do is be very, very available to them and ask them about their feelings, don't pressure them for those feelings, but be available, make it plain that they can tell them anything, that there's no limit to the number of questions or the nature of those questions, and if my child were in that school, i would be in a psychologist or psychiatrist's office yesterday because i think these things are really better addressed as a team and the appropriate team member is most oft
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, this could be my kid. this could be my kid. and i just felt like there is not much i can do from here action but i felt like i have to say something. >> we're showing that we -- they have our support. >> 1,000 miles away. >> the distance is almost irrelevant, that we are all just children of god and when a grievance like this and a tragedy like this hits, we're all one. >> i didn't know them or anything, but my heart just goes out and i think it's important to pray for them. >> bill: it is another tough day. and good evening yet again. i'm bill hemmer live near the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. at last hour, we were given the names of the 20 children and when you look at this list born in 2005 and 2006, ages six and seven, and you read the names, daniel and charlotte and katherine and grace and jack, and chase and dylan and madeline and 12 others, rips your heart out. we are back here tonight to continue on the story where the teachers and the parents and the police, everyone is looking for an answer as to why tonight. this now a day after a gunman thousand that schoo
should be done to keep high capacity magazines harder to get. she also said whatever action the federal government ends up taking it is important not to take guns out of the hands of hunters or fishermen. >> peter doosey, thank you very much. >> the fiscal cliff is looming and now the president has gone home for the holidays and left for hawaii without a deal in place. with nine days left now, is it too late? remember the house budget committee marcia blackburn joins us now. congressman thank you for joining us. >> sure. >> before we get underway, i would love to play for you. play for you right now the president's words just before he departed on his hawaii vacation. here he is. >> so as we leave town for a few days to be with our families for the holidays, i hope it gives everybody some perspective. everybody can cool off. everybody can drink some eggnog and have some christmas cookies and sing some christmas carols and enjoy the company of loved ones. >> and then, congressman, just after he said that senator jeff sessions of alabama said this, and i shall quote, president obama today
. the senate's sitting on, what? every proppings bill right now? there is no action that has come out of it. the house has passed 7. the senate hasn't taken action. look, we have a whole appropriations process that is falling apart in the last couple of years, whether it is hyperpartisanship or outside interest groups because of buckley versus vallejo. we have a system that is not working for the american people. with people needing jobs and having to save their homes and protect their retirement and their investments, we shouldn't be in this situation. it really needs close scrutiny to ask, how did we get here? how can we make sure this kind of hijinx never happens again. >> shannon: even if you reach a deal, it will be a temporary patch. everyone knows that. there are so many other big issues, the debt ceiling, entitlement reform, tax reform, is there any way to reconfigure the way the hill is working now? because this is one of many crisis that are coming. is it always going to be at the cliff, where the decisions are made? >> shannon, i have a great suggestion. but before that, let me c
shift. i can't resist the editorial this it's unfortunate that people view the court action somewhat of a political institution in that the justices rule in fairly consistent patterns. the cases that get to the supreme court are so close, that's why you see those tendencies. jaime: do you think that justice roberts could make them work to interpret the constitution as it was meant to be by the four father stph-s. >> this i fathers? >> i learned that the supreme court is unpredictable. as we discussed earlier, everybody thought it would go one way and it went the other. roberts surprised us all with his decision and the side he was one. it's really hard to tell. obama does get the opportunity to pick one if not two other supreme court members. based on what we saw with the supreme court in the obama healthcare act we don't know which way the supreme court will go. the facts are very individual and unique in every case, so it's really hard to tell and predict she's types of outcomes. jaime: what other case struck you this year that was interesting for the court to hear and the decision
had their say on sunday talk shows. there is a lot of talk and not much action. john boehner called off his public for a plan b, there has been no movement toward any kind of deal and some are saying the president wasn't to avoid that fiscal cliff. >> when i listen to the president, i think the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes. he sees a political victory. he gets additional tax revenues and gets to cut the military which democrats have been calling for years. he gets to blame republicans for it. >> reporter: if nothing has done by the end of the year, taxes go up for everybody. >> gregg: will be the president be working on these issues during his christmas holiday in hawaii or is it golf and r&r and spending time with the kids? >> mostly r&r but on friday the president acknowledged there might not be time for any grand bargain. he scaled back for expectations for the rest of the year. one democrat said a larger deal is not impossible. >> we what we ought to do is take speaker's last offer, president's last offer and split the difference. that would be
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